POLS 4050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Mitigating Factor, Plea Bargain, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Askov led to the dismissal of 50,000 cases due to unreasonable delay: since askov the guilty plea process has become more openly acknowledged and accepted as an indispensable element of our. Approximately 80% of cases in the ontario court of justice are resolved by a guilty plea. Perras then suggested the term plea negotiation. A resolution discussion became a more formalized procedural step that was to occur in every criminal case regardless of whether the accused pled guilty or not. Regardless of what you call it though, plea bargaining is still an accused person bargaining with the prosecution in hope of receiving more favourable treatment: concessions of guilt are the currency by which favourable treatment is purchased. The substance of the practice has remained essentially the same, regardless of which name its been called. Can promise not to proceed on other charges. Can promise the type of sentence to be expected. Can recommend the severity of a sentence.

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